Bearing problems web site
A web site, tec.nsk.com , is available for maintenance professionals who need definitive answers to bearing questions. It has six sections, including a troubleshooting segment that provides photos of bearing failures and the steps to take to avoid them and a handbook section with extensive information on bearing handling, lubrication, and more. NSK Americas Am.nsk.com Write 303 on PE card
A series of training courses is designed for those who maintain hydraulic systems. The courses are held throughout the year in the U.S. and Canada. Among the courses are: "Basic Industrial Hydraulics," "Maintenance, Repair, and Setup of Industrial Hydraulics," "Fundamentals and Servicing of Proportional Valves," and "Fundamentals and Servicing of Servo Valves." Other course on system design and components are also available. Call 610-694-8407 to register. Rexroth Bosch Group Boschrexroth-us.com Write 304 on PE card
Ventless gear reducer
Dodge TIGEAR-2 has a totally enclosed, ventless sealing system and comes standard with a factory-filled synthetic lubricant meeting H1 food-grade requirements. The lubricant accommodates a wide range of operating temperatures and runs cooler than other synthetics, eliminating the need for oil changes. Gear geometry delivers 30% increase in output torque. Rockwell Automation dodge-pt.com Write 305 on PE card
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey